Evenflo has recalled their model #10502 Top-of-Stair Plus wood gates. The slats on the gate can break or detach posing a fall hazard.
We have this gate and the very first slat has broken off leaving space wide enough for my daughter to squeeze through and get down the stairs…and potentially fall. We have still been using it to prevent someone from being accidentally knocked down the stairs since they stop at the end of the hallway, but it certainly isn’t safe. We’ve had it since late ’07/early ’08 and it broke last year so there was no opportunity for a refund.
Thankfully now they are replacing them at no cost. But here’s the catch…they advise you to take the gate down NOW. They will send you a prepaid mailer to return a bracket from the gate, THEN they will send you a replacement. So you need something temporary in the meantime.
For more information about the recall and how to contact Evenflo about getting a replacement, visit the CPSC here:
Evenflo Recalls Top-of-Stair Plus Wood Gates Due to Fall Hazard